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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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    Lafayette, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Education Law
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    Huntington, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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    St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Railroad Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Oil and Gas Law
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  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Lafayette, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Lafayette, Indiana
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    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Railroad Law Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Appellate Practice Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Peoria, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Brunswick, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Brunswick, Georgia
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    Railroad Law
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    St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Railroad Law Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Lafayette, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Lafayette, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Huntington, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Insurance Law Railroad Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Railroad Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Mandeville, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Barnwell, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Mandeville, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Glen Allen, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Transportation Law
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  • Location:
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Environmental Railroad Law Oil and Gas Law Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Huntington, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Huntington, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Environmental Railroad Law Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Labor and Employment
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Railroad Law

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Railroad Law Definition

The major (“Class I”) railroads in the United States, of which there are fewer than ten, and the multitude of regional (“Class II”) and short line (“Class III”) railroads consume types of legal services that might be needed by any business enterprise, e.g. real estate, environmental, government relations, or property law. Depending on facts and circumstances, they also can be subject to administrative worker compensation systems such as state worker’s compensation programs, the federal Black Lung Benefits Act, or the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.

However, particular to railroads, therefore properly thought of as “Railroad Law,” is litigation in two areas of law: highway/railroad grade crossing litigation and occupational injury litigation under the Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA), 45 U.S.C. §51, et seq.

Intersections between railroad traffic and highway traffic exist all over the country and are frequently the scene of collisions that result in serious personal injury and property damage, and commensurate litigation. Various provisions of state and federal law along with principles of physics, acoustics, and semiotics affect grade crossing litigation that make it an area of specialization.

A railroad whose business activity affects interstate commerce can be sued under the FELA by its employees who suffer injury from work that is performed in furtherance of interstate commerce. Effectively, this includes most railroads and all of their employees. Claims under the FELA are brought in lieu of claims under state workers’ compensation systems. The types of injuries for which railroads are sued under the FELA include “traumatic” injuries that occur from one or a few incidents and occupational diseases that are claimed to result from a long series of exposures to the disease-causing activity or substance. The FELA has been in effect for more than 100 years, and a specialized body of law has grown up around litigation under the Act.

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The major (“Class I”) railroads in the United States, of which there are fewer than ten, and the multitude of regional (“Class II”) and short line (“Class III”) railroads consume types of legal services that might be needed by any business enterprise, e.g. real estate, environmental, government relations, or property law. Depending on facts and circumstances, they also can be subject to administrative worker compensation systems such as state worker’s compensation programs, the federal Black Lung Benefits Act, or the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.

However, particular to railroads, therefore properly thought of as “Railroad Law,” is litigation in two areas of law: highway/railroad grade crossing litigation and occupational injury litigation under the Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA), 45 U.S.C. §51, et seq.

Intersections between railroad traffic and highway traffic exist all over the country and are frequently the scene of collisions that result in serious personal injury and property damage, and commensurate litigation. Various provisions of state and federal law along with principles of physics, acoustics, and semiotics affect grade crossing litigation that make it an area of specialization.

A railroad whose business activity affects interstate commerce can be sued under the FELA by its employees who suffer injury from work that is performed in furtherance of interstate commerce. Effectively, this includes most railroads and all of their employees. Claims under the FELA are brought in lieu of claims under state workers’ compensation systems. The types of injuries for which railroads are sued under the FELA include “traumatic” injuries that occur from one or a few incidents and occupational diseases that are claimed to result from a long series of exposures to the disease-causing activity or substance. The FELA has been in effect for more than 100 years, and a specialized body of law has grown up around litigation under the Act.